Has Harvey Weinstein Really Been Reformed From His Predatory Ways?

Harvey Weinstein, in the month of October, was accused by several female actors in the Hollywood industry of sexual harassment. Although Weinstein pleaded that the anonymous accusations were faulty, he could not do anything about the accusations made by women who decided to name themselves, and had to plead guilty. Some of the women who reprimanded him for his activities include Angelina Jolie, NatassiaMalthe and Lupita Nyong’o. After pleading guilty and stating that he had a serious disorder to cure, he went and signed up for sex rehab at an Arizona rehab center, probably the best rehab he could go to. But sex therapists weigh in on Weinstein’s condition and state that these are not the actions of a sex addict. These are the actions of someone who is on another level. He uses his influence to try and have sexual relations with different women, implying sexual predatory behavior.

He recently just completed one week at the Arizona rehab center and checked himself out. However does this imply that he is cured and free from his repulsive ways? Experts say that for someone who has been committing such acts for such a long time, one week is definitely not sufficient to get cured. However, when you look at matters from Weinstein’s side, they seem terrible too. He will be facing multiple counts of sexual harassment and rape and will be faced with criminal charges for some of these cases with no apparent statute of limitations. He has also been left by his wife, who is very disgusted with her husband’s behavior, and the Academy has expelled him from his post. Most people would assume that the man would at least try and get his life back on track by taking up the rehab seriously. But instead, he decided to stay as an outpatient, implying that he would attend sessions but live off the premises of the best rehab center for sex addicts.

The reasons why experts state that a mere week of rehab is not enough are listed below. One is that if the addiction is considered to be the disease model of addiction, it may be very difficult to cure is it induces certain chronic behaviors. The second reason is that this case of sexual addiction is actually an issue of intimacy, which needs to be dealt with on a more personal level.

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